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Missing Persons NYC: Fashion Designer Jay Ott Has Gone Missing

Mar 26, 2014 12:40 PM EDT
Jay Ott
(Photo : Twitter)

While the fashion industry is still grieving over the loss of one major designer, another seems to have gone missing.

Industry insiders have taken to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in an effort to find fashion designer Jay Ott, who was last seen at about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at home in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick.

According to the 31-year-old's LinkedIn profile, he is currently employed as a design director at Los-Angeles Based firm The Dock Group. Prior to that, Ott worked at The Row and J. Mendel. Ott, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound man, has light brown hair, blue eyes and wears glasses. According to the New York Post, Ott was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, gray pants, a yellow scarf, a blue knit cap, white sneakers and his glasses. 

Posters with information about Ott and who to contact if you see him (pictured above) have been placed in New York City subway stations and on signs throughout the city.

Images of the poster have been retweeted countless times, with people - some friends of Ott's, some total strangers - asking their followers to share the image with everyone they can.

According to the New York Daily News, Ott suffers from anxiety, but it is not known whether or not that has anything to do with his disappearance.

Liz Ricketts, a friend of Ott's from college, said she spoke with him the same day he was last seen.

"He was in a good place last time we talked Saturday morning," Ricketts told the New York Post.

"It's strange for him to not reach out when he is struggling with something. It's not like him." 

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Ott, you should email or call Thomas Pisano, 90th Precinct Detective Squad, at 718-963-5368. And don't forget to share this story and Ott's photo with whoever you can. Additionally, keep checking back with us as this story develops. 

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